Samsung Barcodes, Plastic Bottles, Fuck Flickr, Marketing
September 25, 2008
Samsung Camera Phones: Pre-Loaded with Barcode-Reading Software
Samsung has inked a deal with mobile marketing firm Scanbuy. The latter sells a product called ScanLife, a 2D barcode application for mobile units. As of next month, this technology will come stock in Samsung camera phones across Spain, Italy and Denmark. Mexico and the United States will follow soon after. ScanLife mobile barcodes enable camera phone users to “scan” (or rather, photograph) 2D barcodes, such as EZcodes, with their phones, which then decrypt and reveal the information stored within the barcodes. They can be used in grocery stores to give discounts, on print ads to provide more information on a given campaign, or to send users to a mobile subsite.
(tags: samsung barcode scanlife qrcodes digital)
Fuck Flickr, Yahoo is a nar
Shi Tao is serving a 10-year sentence in prison for writing articles calling for political reform in China. Yahoo helped put him there.
(tags: yahoo website software photos image flickr download opensource china activism)